August 30, 2012 Subject:
A little glimpse into the movie making world. Seen in clip from the film "Strangers We Meet"(1960) projected behind Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak. See link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQJ7Zo61r5s
Reviewer:The Bridge -
April 22, 2012 Subject:
The cars are: On the left, 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon (White), next to it is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird (Kind of grey), on the right a nice 1957 Ford Fairlane (Blue and White). I sure can't figure out the location, although as someone mentioned the Albatross Restaurant, it sure does have a white A l and what looks like a b on the red sign. Watching the cars that go by, I would place the year of this film at 1959 or 1960.
March 30, 2012 Subject:
Strangers When We Meet
This does appear to be The Albatross Hotel Restaurant. An overhead view of the place can be seen here:
March 23, 2012 Subject:
Aspect Ratio incorrect
As previous commenter notes, aspect is wrong. I'm applying no rating though, as this post is only to add a possible clue of origin.
Slate seen briefly at the beginning shows the names Quine and Lang.
According to IMDB, Richard Quine was a film and television director/producer active between 1948 and 1980. During the late 1950s, he worked with cinematographer Charles Lang on The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956, aspect 1.66:1), Strangers When We Meet (1960, aspect 2.35:1), and two more films in 1964 (Paris When it Sizzles, Sex and the Single Girl).
This might be from Strangers When We Meet.
March 19, 2012 Subject:
This is coming through to me with the aspect ratio screwed up; it appears to have been shot in Cinemascope, approx 2.35:1, but it's only stretched to what looks like 1.85:1, leaving everything squished horizontally. This is via both Flash and html5 viewers online, in two different browsers, as well as the 720p download.
Daytime static process plate looking out from restaurant parking lot to parking lot entrance. Three late-1950s automobiles visible in lot. Traffic visible in background. Southern California-type mountainside visible in background.